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AgweekTV: Peterson Farms Seed Field Day

Peterson Farm Seeds annual field day is coming up on Thursday, Sept. 6. You'll have the chance to see the latest ag technology in action. Michelle Rook has a preview.

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Peterson Farm Seeds annual field day is coming up on Thursday, Sept. 6. You'll have the chance to see the latest ag technology in action. Michelle Rook has a preview.

Michelle: Joining us here from Peterson Farm Seed is Nolan Berg and Adam Spelhaug. And Adam, talk about your field day. You're going to be showcasing some new technology and traits, right?

 

Adam Spelhaug: Yeah, we have a pretty wide variety of the new genetics, the new traits that are coming. Both the corn and soybeans. It's kind of exciting to have Enlist Liberty Link GT 27 new trait that has been approved this summer.  And then still with our Extend and Liberty and Round Up two genetics as you can see in the background.

 

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Michelle: And what about some of the agronomic trials that you're running out here?

 

Adam Spelhaug:  Yeah, we've had a long term study on a lot of agronomy trials from planting date, population, speed. A lot of those things we'll be covering both on corn and soybeans  Some of the new precision planting. Down pressure technology we'll be talking about. So that good agronomic practices to help raise yields.

 

Michelle: And Nolan, technology, that's where it's at.  And talk about some of the things that you're doing out here in terms of drone technology that's helping producers in their operations.

 

Nolan Berg: Yeah, so we're going to showcase, we're going to have a technology tent, and we're going to showcase how we're utilizing drone technology on Carl's farm, and how growers could use it on their own. We're also going to have an autonomous grain cart here so there's going to be a live demo of a driverless tractor pulling a grain cart through field day.

 

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Michelle: How do you think this technology, drone technology, is helping producers pull in information from their fields to make better decisions?

 

Nolan Berg: Yeah, it's utilizing the image that the drone can create, it's showing those areas that you're doing tests on your farm, and it's also showing those good areas and bad areas, so you can regroup for next year and kind of figure out what happened this season.

 

Michelle: And you want folks to sign up for Climate Field View when they come out here, and you have an incentive for that.

 

Nolan Berg: Yeah, so we're going to also be here, we'll have a tent with Field View showing all the features that you can utilize on your own farm  And the incentive is the first 20 guys that sign up for Field View will get a free Ipad.

 

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Michelle: Thanks so much Nolan. And again, the Field Day running September 6th from 11 to 4 here at Peterson Farm Seed.

   

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